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Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change

AUTHORS’ NOTE: We’d like to thank and honor Carolyn Baldwin, a pioneering educator and World Café host, for coining the phrase “conversational leadership”; strategic illustrator …

Minding the Gap: Social Learning for Turning Ideals into Actions

Humans have been both fascinated and tortured by questions regarding our fate and future for at least as long as we have possessed the …

A Systemic Path to Lean Management

Businesses everywhere have given enormous attention to “lean” management programs for over a decade. However, none emulates what Toyota, the creator of lean, has …

Building Trust and Cohesiveness in a Leadership Team

Over several years, I had developed a strong relationship with the leadership team of a $3 billion division of a Fortune 100 organization. A …

Performance Versus Learning in Teams: A Situation Approach

Mountain climbers recognize the difference between following an existing route and blazing a new one. Similarly, the ability to distinguish and respond to a …

Journey to Chaos and Back: Unlearning in Workplace Training Programs

Have you ever tried to drive on the left side of the road if you are born in a country in which one drives …

Four Conversations in a Successful Workplace

Everything we talk about involves one or more of four types of conversation. We use them when we are socializing, talking about the weather, …

The New Facts of Life: Connecting the Dots on Food, Health, and the Environment

A discussion of the interrelations between food, health, and the environment is extremely topical today. Rising food prices together with the price of oil …

Meetings That Matter: Conversational Leadership in Today’s Schools

If the element in greatest evidence in a school system is “young people,” and the second most prevalent feature is “desks,” surely a close …

Both the Parts and Whole: Leadership and Systems Thinking

Leaders operate in the realm of bewildering uncertainty and staggering complexity. Today’s problems are rarely simple and clear-cut. If they were, they would likely …